July 2016

Designing Patios

There’s more to patio placement than just laying a large slab of concrete in front of your back or front door. It is imperative that you consider the exposure to the shade and sunlight, the size of your lawn, its landscape features, the views outside your house, and the activities that you may want to do on your patio.

When designing your outdoors with patios, the rule of thumb is that you should let form follow function. Functionality on how your patio space is actually used and maximized should be at the heart of its design. Here are some things up for your consideration when designing your patios:Patio Design

Make it all-in-one

It is important that you maximize your patio for various purposes – from dining to cooking, from weekend socials to hanging out with friends, from dozing off to sunbathing, among others. The fixtures on your all-in-one patio could be chosen in such a way to serve all these purposes and more.

Install lighting

You don’t have to sit on the dark while spending time in your patio during the evenings. Install some lighting to make sure you don’t bump into something while walking and to keep your things safer and more secure. The more light you have there, the less likely it is that burglars will try to break in and steal your goods. As a plus, you get to improve the ambience of your yard.

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